Wedding traditions hold a special place in the hearts of a lot of people. But sometimes they can seem to suck out all the personality that a relationship can build over the years. There are no rules to your wedding. If you want it to reflect you and your partner more than a bunch of traditions, then feel free to throw your own personality in with a few of the tips below.
Make a reception true to your story
Every relationship is different and the day to celebrate the differences in that relationship is the wedding day. A little trip down memory lane can make that true of your day, too. Right from your roots, you can include a little mix of both partners’ heritages in the day, whether it’s seeing a few bits of tartan for a Scottish partner or some gulab jamun on top of your cake for an Indian partner. You can get a lot more personal than that, too, like naming the tables after places special to you and your partner and including little notes on that story on the menus.
Have it wherever you want
The church wedding will sometimes be non-negotiable for some couples, but if you want to have it somewhere else, then do it. Get permission if you need to and simply get wedding supplies providers to make sure you have the space ready for the day. Somewhere surrounded by natural beauty, somewhere that means something to you two. The world is your oyster.
Make unforgettable memories
You’re going to want to keep a piece of the wedding forever, and one of the best ways to do that is to ensure you have the single best photo album you can get. You want to pair up with a photographer that is really going to let you and your party inject a bit of personality into those photos. Sticking with someone too traditional creates generic memories. Don’t be afraid to spice it up.
A guest book worth keeping
Speaking of memories, one that tends to get left behind more often than not is the guest book. It’s a nice thought, but the truth is that it’s going to get left in a closet for years most of the time. So, make an alternative to the guest book that you’re proud to display. If you love music, for instance, get them to sign a guitar that will take pride of place on a wall.
Make the music that makes the night
The first song is one that often gets the most thought, but if you really want to make it your party, you should think about more than that. Both of you sit together and put together a list of songs that encapsulate love for you, songs that make you think of one another, and songs that you two have shared special moments to in the past. A good wedding music band might be able to make some of them all the more special by providing covers for the night.
A wedding that has a healthy dose of you and your loved one in it is more than unique. It’s memorable, it’s fun, and most of all it’s true to the two of you. Happy planning.